• Rainbow 6 Siege

    The Unusual Silence of Siege

    Ubi has been oddly quiet about Siege lately. I’ve been trying to find things about the next season, but aside from some unconfirmed leaks and serverside updates, not much has been going on. So what are they doing? My speculation is the next season isn’t going to change much. They’ll release new operators and that’s it. I think they’ll focus on patching the game, like Operation Health did. It would be welcome, as the game was much improved after that season. Another round of fixes couldn’t hurt, and it also gives more time for them to plan something big. Time will tell, but it shouldn’t be much longer until we…

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    Ubisoft Learns how to Use the Reverse Card

    One of Siege’s biggest issue is teamkilling. Someone has a bad round, says something that gripes another, or even just trolls their team by shooting a couple of teammates in the head before being booted by the system. But with a new system implemented on the test servers, those days might soon be over. Thank. God. Over on the Siege TTS, a new report system is in place for when you get TK’d (Teamkilled). You can tell the server if it was an accident or not. If you say it was, it’s no harm no foul (besides you being dead). IF it wasn’t, though, the server remembers. We all ‘member. and the…

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    And as March turns to April, Siege gets Weird

    Hoooo boy. Embracing April Fool’s Day and it’s fringe community, Ubisoft decided to add a new game mode and some very out-there skins. Like, really out there: The game mode is a special Hostage, Plane only playlist, to save this guy: Yikes! Along with the game mode, there are a medley of skins, headgear, and charms to unlock. You get one special Alpha Pack for free, and one more if you complete the special challenge by destroying 40 attacker drones. That’s right, 40. I recommend picking either Bandit and setting up some quick shock wires, or Smoke since he has the least set up out of the limited defender choices…

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    The Hills Stole my Eyes and I can’t Step Anywhere – New Operators on the Horizon

    With the Invitational over, Siege gets ready for Operation Burnt Horizon and two new operators – Gridlock and Mozzie. These Aussie ops add some out of the box instruments to the game, with Gridlock’s “Trax Stinger’s” forcing roaming defenders to find another way back to point or risk getting tetanus from these high tech caltrops. Mozzie, on the other hand, will deploy a “Pest” that can, in some way or another, capture attacker drones that she can then use as surveillance devices for the defending team. The way I see it it boils down to this. If the attackers can get into the building and set up near point, Gridlock will…

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    “Getting Shot Three Rooms over through a Hole in the Wall” and other Fun ways to Spend your Saturday Night

    Welcome to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, you poor, poor soul. This is the shooter that defies the modern shooter. In a world where running and jumping around the map is rewarded, Siege requires slow, methodical gameplay that people aren’t used to. It plays similarly to, I imagine, a SWAT team raiding a building, leaving no stone unturned as they clear the building. Except in this you aren’t a SWAT team, just 5 operators trying not to get shot before even entering the building. Operators are who you play as in Siege. Each has their own weapons of choice, speed and armor values, and a single special ability. These abilities range from offensive to defensive…